American Gas Association

Project Engineering - Renewables 2 or 3

NW Natural
Portland, Oregon, United States (on-site)
23 days ago

Description

Project Engineering - Renewables 2 or 3 

Non-Union Position
Field Engineering-E; Portland, Oregon (US-OR)  

Hybrid schedule available for Oregon & Washington residents. 
Regular FT 
Posting # 4073  

The Role:

NW Natural is committed to a low-carbon energy future and our role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions as part of our Vision 2050: Destination Zero, which supports greenhouse gas rules in Oregon and Washington. This position will drive that vision by overseeing design engineering, planning and coordination of Renewables projects, including Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) projects that requires a higher level of project management skills and technical knowledge. This position provides design and project management expertise to support individual RNG projects including both receipt point and production facilities. The projects may be initiated for internal needs to source renewable natural gas, or by external customers wishing to connect their projects to the NW Natural system. This position will work with renewable resource providers, such as wastewater and landfill facilities, to develop technical solutions to connect RNG sources to NW Natural customers. The successful candidate will frequently coordinate with internal and external customers to ensure service continuity and meet project cost and schedule objectives, while meeting customer needs, governmental requirements, safety, and engineering standards.

Day to Day:

  • Provides design and project management expertise for NW Natural’s Renewable Natural Gas projects, commercial or industrial customer meter sets, regulating stations, telemetry sites and special projects.  
  • Provides field construction expertise, including managing NW Natural construction crews, contractors, and others as appropriate.  Manages contractor scope by providing and responding to Requests for Information and Field Directives. Requires on-site construction management for construction activities, startup, tie-in and other procedures as necessary.
  • Oversees design engineering, planning, coordination, and monitoring of projects related to large commercial or industrial customers, district regulators and regional stations, typically involving renewables or special projects.  Reviews and approves construction drawings to ensure engineering standards are met. Provides cost analysis of alternatives to determine cost effective installation practices.  Coordinates with office and field personnel to optimize the use of resources.
  • Develops technical expertise in natural gas sampling technologies. Provides ongoing operations assistance to crews in supporting, troubleshooting, and maintaining equipment.
  • Responsible for special projects and technical studies from planning to final completion.
  • Maintains proactive communication with local and state permit and regulatory agencies and contractors to protect the Company’s interest and coordinate construction activities. Responds to inquiries/concerns from customer, Company personnel or the public, and resolves by coordinating necessary resources. 
  • Participates in ongoing Company efforts to promote standardization, including technical writing, research and drafting of standards, specifications, and procedures.
  • Assists in preparing budget, analyzing costs/benefits, and continuously evaluates cost reduction and revenue enhancement opportunities.
  • This position may require travel.
  • Supports Company’s commitment to a culture of safe work practices.

Come on your first day with:

  • Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering, preferably mechanical, process, or civil engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Engineering (Level 2) requires 3+ years of experience. Engineering (Level 3) requires 5+ years of experience
  • Ability to register as a Professional Engineer (PE) is highly desired, and NW Natural supports a culture promoting licensing.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in construction-related work required or utility construction/installation.  
  • Demonstrated experience overseeing and coordinating complex planning and project implementation programs.
  • Ability to plan and effectively manage a wide variety of construction projects. 
  • Demonstrated skill in organizing multiple tasks and managing time effectively to meet deadlines and balance priorities consistent with Company strategies and goals. 
  • Knowledge and experience in the application of the following: federal pipeline safety rules, American Public Works Association, construction standards, and OSHA regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with employees, government representatives and contractor personnel on technical matters governing construction projects. 
  • Ability and desire to become subject matter expert for renewable systems.
  • Ability to analyze budget reports and construction summaries.  
  • Ability to develop new construction approaches and procedures. 
  • Strong writing skills including the following: technical documentation; startup, shutdown and tie-in procedures; and report preparation. 
  • Provide leadership for field procedures, directing field crews and contractors through safe and successful commissioning and troubleshooting efforts.
  • Ability to visit and access construction and other work site locations as required. 
  • Possess/maintain a valid Oregon or Washington driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record.  
  • Subject to random drug testing. 

What we offer:

Work Life Balance -

  • Up to 21 Vacation Sick Time Days  
  • 11 paid holiday which includes 3 floating holidays. 
  • Flexible work arrangements 
  • 3 weeks paid parental leave
  • 1500 Sq foot exercise facility, onsite yoga classes, massage, and secure bike room. 

Financial -

  • Meaningful Annual Incentive Bonus Opportunity in addition to base salary
  • Generous 401K company contribution and match. 
  • 15% Discount on ESPP
  • Up to $5250 a year in tuition reimbursement 

Discounts -

  • 20% off natural gas service 
  • Up to 30% discount at NW Natural Appliance Center
  • TRI Met Pass for all HQ employees
  • Generous discounts with Verizon & AT&T Wireless 

Base salary range: $78,650.00 - $112,050.00 (Level 2) or $97,750.00 - $139,300.00 (Level 3) per year, depending on qualifications

Annual Target Incentive: Level 2, 9.5% target
                                           Level 3, 12.0% target
Targets are calculated using eligible earnings during plan year participation. Payout, if earned, is based on company and individual performance for each plan year and may range from 0% – 200% of target. Targets are subject to change in subsequent plan years. Must be employed by September 30 in order to receive any prorated payout.    

 
 

Application Process: To be considered for this position, submit a complete electronic application including cover letter and resume via our website.

https://www.nwnatural.com/about-us/the-company/careers

Deadline: 1/17/23

Disclosure: We are a drug free workplace and we comply with Federal Drug Free Workplace Act and Department of Transportation regulations. Pre-employment drug tests are part of the hiring process and apply to all positions.

All applications must be submitted through NW Natural’s Electronic Application System. Resumes submitted via email, fax or mail will not be accepted in lieu of an electronic application.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any federal, state or locally protected class.

NW Natural does not accept unsolicited submissions or assistance from search firms for posted positions. Resumes submitted by search firms working under a valid and current written contract with NW Natural valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from NW Natural HR/Employment will be deemed the sole property of NW Natural. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by NW Natural as a result of the referral or through other means.



Requirements

  • Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering, preferably mechanical, process, or civil engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Engineering (Level 2) requires 3+ years of experience. Engineering (Level 3) requires 5+ years of experience
  • Ability to register as a Professional Engineer (PE) is highly desired, and NW Natural supports a culture promoting licensing.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in construction-related work required or utility construction/installation.  
  • Demonstrated experience overseeing and coordinating complex planning and project implementation programs.
  • Ability to plan and effectively manage a wide variety of construction projects. 
  • Demonstrated skill in organizing multiple tasks and managing time effectively to meet deadlines and balance priorities consistent with Company strategies and goals. 
  • Knowledge and experience in the application of the following: federal pipeline safety rules, American Public Works Association, construction standards, and OSHA regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with employees, government representatives and contractor personnel on technical matters governing construction projects. 
  • Ability and desire to become subject matter expert for renewable systems.
  • Ability to analyze budget reports and construction summaries.  
  • Ability to develop new construction approaches and procedures. 
  • Strong writing skills including the following: technical documentation; startup, shutdown and tie-in procedures; and report preparation. 
  • Provide leadership for field procedures, directing field crews and contractors through safe and successful commissioning and troubleshooting efforts.
  • Ability to visit and access construction and other work site locations as required. 
  • Possess/maintain a valid Oregon or Washington driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record.  
  • Subject to random drug testing. 

Job Information

  • Job ID: 67557588
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon, United States
  • Company Name For Job: NW Natural
  • Position Title: Project Engineering - Renewables 2 or 3
  • Interest: AGA Activities
  • Discipline: Operations and Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Required Travel: None
  • Salary: $78,650.00 - $139,300.00 (Yearly Salary)
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